Star Magnolia

Magnolia stellata

Star Magnolia - Magnolia stellata

Common Name: Star Magnolia
Genus: Magnolia
Species: stellata

Pierre Magnol was a Professor of Botany during the 16th century.

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Slow growing
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 3.00 m (300 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 3.00 m (300 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: March & April

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Magnolia stellata is one of the slowest growing, and smallest of the Magnolias, this makes it an ideal choice for a small garden. It produces pure white flowers in spring. The arrangement of the white petals around the centre of the flower give this plant itís common name; the complete flower, from a distance resembling a star. Light green leaves follow the flowers. When planting, any site with some shelter from strong, cold winds is ideal.


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